Boone Daniels, the most laid-back of private investigators, gathers with his surfing buddies on Pacific Beach, California as per usual. There's no surf to speak of, but the Dawn Patrol are out in force anyway...it's what they do. Having no work at the moment, and no real reason to go to the office other than to see the red ink getting redder, Boone sticks around for the second shift on the daily surfing clock - the Gentlemen's Hour, frequented by the older veteranos and successful entrepreneurs - and ends up taking on a hated matrimonial case. But that soon becomes the least of his worries.
When The Sundowner, symbolic icon of the San Diego surf scene, sees a dispute between a young surfer and a member of the territorial Rockpile Crew - a dispute that ends in murder - the painful truth that violence is seeping into the surf community can no longer be ignored. So when lawyer Petra Hall, who has a thing with Boone, asks him to help the defence on that particular case, Boone knows he'll be courting outrage from the community...and from the rest of the Dawn Patrol.
As his closest friendships begin to fray, and he digs deeper into the murkier side of surfing culture, Boone sees his two cases overlap in unexpected ways and finds himself struggling to stay afloat as the water gets deeper and deeper...and more deadly.
haven't finished . but so far I think it is so well written .Published 4 months ago by danielle marcus
The Gentlemen's Hour follows Boone Daniels, a laid-back Private Investigator who lives by the pier and likes to surf. Read morePublished 16 months ago by George Kelly
Greta plot. Excellent characters
what kind be expected from Don Winslow
Highly recommended. As good as the Power of the dog
Seqeul to the Dawn Patrol, more assured, though repetitive in many ways. I give it five stars because I read it first and found it utterly absorbing, if I had read it second I... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Henry Gladwyn
Another cracking read from Don Winslow......kept turning the pages to see what was coming next !
Will be buying another novel from this author.
Milton meets Lee Childs in the guise of Elmore Leonards`love child. Intelligent and insightful with an eye to the zeitgeist and rhythms to match the ebb and flow of the Pacific. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2013 by B. R. Jones
the coolest. one of the first DW book I read after the power of the dog. you can get stuck on DW books.Published on 15 Jan. 2013 by Maxbunker
I first bought a Don Winslow novel when I chanced upon Bobby Z back in 1997. It was GREAT. However, my attempts to find more of his work on Amazon were thwarted by the fact that... Read morePublished on 5 Dec. 2010 by powderhound